Zinny & Maidagan

SOS-Edition 2010
Edition: 3 colours x 20 + 3 Artist Prints
Numbered and signed screen print
35 × 35 cm
Euro 400,00 per sheet (incl.VAT)

Dolores Zinny (1968) and Juan Maidagan (1957) were both born in Rosario, Argentina.
They lived in New York from 1994 to 2002 and participated in the independent study program of the Whitney Museum of American Art from 1995 to 1996. In 1998 they received the John Simon Guggenheim fellowship. In the year 2002, they moved to Germany through a DAAD scholarship. The works of Zinny & Maidagan are internationally represented in various important private and public collections.

They have had numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 1999, they showed “Offside”, a special project at the New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York.

In 2003, on the occasion of the 50th Art Biennale in Venice, they presented their works at the Arsenale. The exhibition “Semantic Gap” at Lunds Konsthall in Sweden in 2004 received a lot of attention.
In 2007, they exhibited “La Costa. El Ataque Lo Mismo” at the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao, Spain. In 2008, they exhibited at the Gwangju Biennale for Contemporary Art in South Korea, as well as at the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. In 2009 “The Compartment” / “Das Abteil” was their last major solo show at the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) in Frankfurt am Main.

They are represented by the Gallery Sabine Knust in Munich.
They currently live and work in Berlin.

SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Oberá, Argentina

Oberá is located in the province of Misiones in the furthest northeast of Argentina. Misiones is one of the poorest regions of the country. Since 1979, there has been an SOS Children’s Village with a nursery and a youth club. The lack of schools in and around the town of Oberá gave the impulse for building an SOS Hermann Gmeiner Primary and Secondary school.

Up to 780 pupils are taught at the primary and secondary schools. The secondary school has a vocational training section. The facilities consist of fifteen classrooms, a chemistry and physics laboratory, a room for painting and handicrafts, workshops for electronics, carpentry and tailoring as well as rooms for IT education. Additionally there is a kitchen, which is also used for cookery classes, and a dining room, where pupils receive a warm lunch every day. There is also a small bakery where needy families from the neighbourhood are provided with bread for free. Courses for adults take place in the evening.

There is a special support programme for pupils with learning difficulties. With psychological assistance and learning support, the pupils make great progress, are being motivated, enjoy school more and have greater success.